Intent – To eliminate or minimise the risks of fatalities, injuries and events arising from conducting work in the vicinity of underground, overhead and concealed services. It applies to all manner of work activities and tasks which involve ground disturbance (potholing for utility location, topsoil or ground strip, driving star pickets or posts, trenching, boreholes, piling, bulk excavation), surface penetration (vertical walls, floor slabs or ceilings) and movement below or adjacent to overhead conductors or cabling (crane operations, plant movement, logistics, material haulage, demolition or any construction activity). 

Critical Controls

  • Work activity planning documents are complete and available on site (e.g. Workpack, Construction Methodology, Permits) 
  • Services are positively identified and delineated, with exclusion zones. 
  • Live services are isolated where required (e.g. electricity, gas, fire, water, etc.). 
  • Work near underground and overhead services is effectively controlled. 
  • Relevant Asset Owner or Network Operator requirements are known

For supporting documents refer to PS Utilities and Services 

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